Is used to access the machine’s clipboard remotely using the NetDDE service.

It is an old service from the NT 3.X days.

Note Acrobat Reader has a menu option Window -> “Show Clipboard”, which starts the Clipboard Viewer in Windows (Can be installed through Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel). Windows Clipboard Viewer uses this service and will fail to operate if it is disabled.

  • Disabled, for security measures.
Default State:
  • Win2k: Manual.
  • WinXP: Manual.
  • WinXP SP2: Disabled.
  • Win2k3: Disabled.
Process Name:
  • clipsrv.exe (ClipSrv)
  • None